Downhilling is where Continental's Baron excels, but it's also light enough to pedal uphill. It features an aggressive, open tread pattern that bites deeply into soft, muddy conditions, and immediately sheds that mud to keep you hooked-up under hard cornering and braking. The rounded profile combined with Continental's Black Chili compound delivers amazing traction over wet rocks and dry hardpack alike. For extra puncture protection, Continental has reinforced the sidewalls with their Apex rubber in between the plys. If you like to ride all day but live for the descents, the Baron is your tire.